Ecuador Seeking Chinese Airport Partners

Ecuador Seeking Chinese Airport Partners

Andean

Ecuador is seeking Chinese partners to develop the Manta airport, according to Analytica Securities, the Quito-based brokerage. "[President] Correa seeks to supplant the US anti-narcotics base in Manta with a Chinese-run airport oriented toward trans-Pacific trade and tourism," says Analytica. "The airport would become a kind of symbol of an emerging multi-polar order no longer focused on the US." The US apparently invested close to $100m in upgrading the Manta airport and would like to keep it

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